Joined: Sep. 2006
So what does it mean to be on the Tardheap of History? Certainly, it doesn't mean it is thrown away, like on the Ash Heap of History, because Tard always gets recycled with simple
mutational changes rearrangements of the letters.
|CSI, Complex Specified Information|
DFSCI, Digital Functionally Specified Complex Information
EF, Explanatory Filter
FAI, Functional Algorithmic Information
Fits, Functional Bits
FSC, Functional Sequence Complexity
FSCI, Functionally Specified Complex Information
GSP, Genetic Selection Principle
ID, Intelligent Design
IR, Irreducible Complexity
PI, Prescriptive Information
TARD, The Argument Regarding Design
UPB, Universal Probability Bound
UPM, Universal Plausibility Metric
FIIRDS, Functional Incredibly Improbable Random Digital Strings
FSCO/I, Functionally Specific, Complex †Organisation and associated Information
RIC Ė Relative Irreducible Complexity
FIASCO, Functional Information in Algorithmically Specified Complex Organization
At this time, we would like to take a close look at the influence of David Abel's work with the "Cybernetic Cut". A Google web search may give us some idea as to whether the concept belongs on the Tardheap or the Ash Heap of History. Here are the current top listings:
|1. Article by David Abel |
2. William S. Burroughs's Cybernetic Cut-ups
3. Telic Thoughts
4. David Abel's book
5. Collaborating on the Computer with William S. Burroughs
6. William S. Burroughs's Cybernetic Cut-ups
7. Origin of Life Foundation using Abel's Cybernetic Cut to award a million straw-dollar prize.
8. Uncommon Descent
A search for "Cybernetic Cut" on Google scholar returns these 5 hits:
|1. Paper by David Abel|
2. Paper by David Abel
3. Paper by David Abel
4. Paper by David Abel
5. Paper by David Abel
We'll let the reader decide on which Heap applies.
Running tally of acronyms. Last update 2010-10-16, 2012-01-02, 2012-01-22
three four five times by Uncommon Descent.
There is only one Tard. The Tard is One.